Press Release

Governor's Group
Office of the Governor
Office of the Deputy Governor
Release Date:
Saturday, 11 November 2023 - 9:51am

Deputy Governor, Mr. David Archer, Jr. will act in the Office of Governor from November 12 to November 24 in the absence of His Excellency the Governor, Mr. John J. Rankin, CMG, who will be out of the Territory.

Deputy Governor Archer Jr’s appointment is in accordance with section 37 (1) (a) of the Virgin Islands Constitution Order, 2007 which states, “During any period when the office of Governor is vacant, or the Governor is absent from the Virgin Islands or is for any other reason unable to perform the functions of his or her office, the Deputy Governor shall during Her Majesty’s pleasure, act in the office of Governor and shall perform the functions of that office accordingly.”



Photos include: Deputy Governor, Mr. David D. Archer, Jr. signs the Oath of Allegiance and Oath for Due Execution of Office in the presence of Governor John Rankin, CMG and Justice Sonya Young.

L-R: Justice Sonya Young, Deputy Governor, Mr. David D. Archer Jr. and His Excellency the Governor, John J. Rankin, CMG following the swearing-in of Deputy Governor Archer, Jr. as Acting Governor, effective November 12, 2023.


Eusa Z. Adams

Assistant Information Officer
Deputy Governor's Office
Government of the Virgin Islands
Tel: 284.468.2219